Federal agency recalls Graco strollers, warns of fingertip amputation hazard


Chicago Parent staff


The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall Thursday of about 1.5 million Graco brand strollers, warning that the hinges on the canopy pose a risk of fingertip amputation.

The affected strollers are: Graco's Passage, Alano and Spree Strollers and Travel Systems. Five children had their fingertips cut off when they reached into the stroller's canopy hinge  while it was being opened or closed. Two others received injuries.

Pictures of the recalled products are posted on the CPSC's web site. The recalled strollers were manufactured between October 2004 and February 2008 and the following model numbers are being recalled (you can find the model number and manufacture date on the lower inside portion of the rear frame, just above the rear wheels):

6303MYC, 6303MYC3
7240DNB, 7240DNB2, 7240MKL2, 7240MKL3
6320IVY, 6320LAU
7241DDH2, 7241DHO3
6330CAP, 6330THR,6330THR3
7255CLP, 7255CLP2, 7255CRA2, 7255CRA3, 7255CSA3, 7255GPK3, 7255GRN, 7255GRN2, 7255JJB3, 7255ORC2, 7255WLO2, 7255WLO3 7F07EMA3
6F00QIN3, 6F00RRY3
7256CLO2, 7256SPM2, 7256SPM3
7F08DSW3, 7F08LAN3
7260BAN, 7260BAN2, 7260BAN3, 7260MRA2, 7260MRA3, 7260PKR, 7260PKR2
7G00DLS3, 7G00DLS4
7270BIA, 7270BIA2
7235GGA, 7235GGA2
7E01JON2, 7E01JON3
7F00LPE3, 7F00RSH3
7G05GPR3, 7G06WSR3
7237HOL2, 7237HOL3
7G07ABB3, 7G07BAT3

Consumers should contact Graco at (800) 345-4109 to receive a free protective cover repair kit.

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